Back by demand.
Above is a well known picture of Delta force acting as body guards during the first gulf war. The carbines mostly seen at that time was the Colt 653.
Here we have some more carbines with the older Aimpoint red dot sights mounted to the carry handles.
A picture from Somalia. You can see the 653s, the Aimpoints and Surefires mounted to the barrels.
Above is well known firearms trainer “Shrek” with his G3. Interesting mount for the eotech on it. There are also pictures of him using a FAL set up similar while in Afghanistan in the early months.
This is one I meant to mention yesterday. Around this time the Knight’s MRE rail was used. No idea how popular it was but several pictures show it in use by a few different delta guys. This was the KAC rail that free floated the barrel , left the factory colt front sight in place , and extended out past it a few inches. Again we see the lower powered variable scope that delta pioneered and is now common, I *think* this is the S&B shortdot, a scope more or less made just for them on request.
Below are going to be pictures of the early front grip /flashlight system that was cobbled together and custom made back before factory solutions came out.
It looks like it consists of a cut down grip. a surefire light and mounting bracket for the rail with the surefire pressure pad and PEQ2 switch.
Here is a picture of a more evolved version.
Above is Kyle Lamb in Iraq with his custom M4 with the smooth FF tube. He has talked about this at length before but I can’t recall where to find it or exactly the details. You can see he still favors a longer FF smooth tubular HG on his carbines to this day.
Finally we have one of the famous Custom M1911s that used to be a signature weapon of Delta Force.